Shannon Artis KENNEDY Gladys HENDERSON Marvin C KENNEDY Irvin Virgil KENNEDY Clarence Donal KENNEDY Eugene Shannon KENNEDY Mildred I KENNEDY Ruth E KENNEDY Martha Ellen MEINERS Mini tree diagram

Holland Leroy KENNEDY6,1,2,3,4

25th Sep 19111,2,3,4,5 - 28th May 19986,2,7

Life History

25th Sep 1911

Born in Arkansas County, Arkansas.1,2,3,4,5

4th Jan 1936

Married Gladys HENDERSON in Arkansas County, Arkansas.2,1

14th Dec 1986

Death of Gladys HENDERSON in Almyra, Arkansas, Arkansas.2,8

28th May 1998

Died in Little Rock, Pulaski, Arkansas.6,2,7

after 28th May 1998

Buried in Bayou Meto Cemetery, Bayou Meto, Arkansas County, Arkansas.2


  • The 1930 census reports Holland as Holland H.  But a Kennedy genealogy and others report him as Holland Leroy, so this is the name I am reporting.  The Kennedy genealogy also provides exact birth date and provides death information.  This source also gives us the middle name of his mother Martha Meiners.The same name appears on the record of his marriage to Gladys Henderson..

    Holland Leroy Kennedy
    Birth 25 Sept. 1911 in Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Death 28 May 1997 in Almyra, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Parents Shannon Artis Kennedy d 1954, Martha Ellen Meiners 1895-1974
    --  Kennedy Family,

    Arkansas, County Marriages Index, 1837-1957
    Gladys Henderson
    Age 20, Birth Year abt 1916
    Residence Almyra, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Spouse's Name H L Kennedy
    Spouse's Age 24
    Spouse's Residence Almyra, Arkansas, Arkansas
    Marriage 4 Jan 1936 Arkansas County
    Marriage License Date 4 Jan 1936

    The Nelson Family genealogy reports that Holland died in Little Rock.  I suspect this is the correct one, likely indicating that though his residence was Almyra, he died in a hospital in Little Rock.  Unfortunately, Arkansas death records are not online, and the Nelson genealogy did not provide a source.  I presume the information came from family sources.

    Holland Leroy Kennedy
    Birth 25 Sept. 1911 in Almyra, Arkansas
    Death 28 May 1997 in Little Rock, Arkansas
    --  Nelson Family,

    Knowing some of the Kennedys were buried in Bayou Meto in Arkansas County, I checked burials in the Bayou Meto Cemetery.  I found the death date given there for Holland is a year later than that reported in this genealogy.

    Kennedy, Holland Leroy
    b. Sep. 25, 1911 d. May 28, 1998
    --  Find a Grave, Bayou Meto Cemetery,

    I have found other cases where the year on the tombstone was wrong.  Since the Social Security agrees with the tombstone here, I will report 1998 as the year of death.

    The Social Security Death Index agrees with these two family genealogies on the date of death.

    Social Security Death Index
    Holland L. Kennedy
    Born 25 Sep 1911
    Died 29 May 1998
    Last Residence Almyra, Arkansas, Arkansas 72003
    SSN 430-70-3095 issued Arkansas (1955)

    Note that the SSDI also reports the place of residence as Almyra.

    Gravestone of Holland Leroy Kennedy and Gladys Henderson, Bayou Meto Cemetery, Arkansas County, Arkansas
    Holland Leroy Kennedy
    Sept 25, 1911
    May 29, 1998
    Gladys Henderson
    May 8, 1915
    Dec 14, 1986
    Married Jan 4, 1936


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